Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Velo Files: Child's Play

21 October 2014 | 15:00 - By Anthony Tan

If we're "genetically hard-wired to eat" as the experts say, it follows that parents should be hard-wiring their children to exercise, too. Asks Anthony Tan, aside from walking, what easier way is there than to start with a bicycle?

Easy as 1-2-3... (Getty)

Easy as 1-2-3... (Getty)

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Velo Files: Calling BS on the DT

15 October 2014 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

Given today is national #Ride2Work Day, Anthony Tan has timely discovered a new titleholder as 'The King of Spin'.

An inflated sense of entitlement from the Daily Telegraph? Anthony Tan thinks so. (AAP)

An inflated sense of entitlement from the Daily Telegraph? Anthony Tan thinks so. (AAP)

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Velo Files: Millar's Time

12 October 2014 | 13:00 - By Anthony Tan

If David Millar still yearns for the days of old when the sport was no more than a farce, then time is nigh for the Scot to move on, writes Anthony Tan.

Old school... David Millar:

Old school... David Millar: "The irony is I no longer fit in." (Getty)

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Velo Files: A Tiff with Tanny...

09 October 2014 | 10:55 - By Anthony Tan

After his scathing blog on the women's road race in Ponferrada and the social media reaction it spawned, Anthony Tan believes there is really only one way to sort out who's right...

It's on... Tiffany Cromwell will go head-to-head with Anthony Tan at 'Ride Nationals' on Sunday January 11, part of next year's Cycling Australia National Road Championships. (Getty)

It's on... Tiffany Cromwell will go head-to-head with Anthony Tan at 'Ride Nationals' on Sunday January 11, part of next year's Cycling Australia National Road Championships. (Getty)

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Velo Files: He Who Hesitates...

06 October 2014 | 8:00 - By Anthony Tan

The seminal victories of Michael Rogers, Michal Kwiatkowski and Daniel Martin this season have all revealed a common theme, writes Anthony Tan.

Brain plus brawn... Daniel Martin knows how to win big. (Getty)

Brain plus brawn... Daniel Martin knows how to win big. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Blue-Sky Mining

03 October 2014 | 14:30 - By Anthony Tan

Team Sky's modus operandi at the Tour de France has been devastatingly effective, but there are repercussions for the foreigners who harbour ambitions en France of their own, writes Anthony Tan.

Leopold Konig... The sky's the limit, but perhaps not at Team Sky. (Getty)

Leopold Konig... The sky's the limit, but perhaps not at Team Sky. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Where's The Impetuosity?

29 September 2014 | 10:00 - By Anthony Tan

The underwhelming nature of the elite women's road race in Ponferrada, Spain is a clarion call to throw caution to the wind and bring back impetuosity, writes Anthony Tan.


"I felt like maybe I had a little more"... Tiffany Cromwell (C) sprints to fifth place in the elite women's road world championship in Ponferrada, Spain. (AFP)

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Velo Files: What If He Wins?

27 September 2014 | 0:05 - By Anthony Tan

Has anyone given much thought to what might happen if, by some twist of fate, Cadel Evans wins Sunday's world championship road race? Because according to Anthony Tan, the situation isn't entirely impossible.

Groundbreaking... Cadel Evans wins the road world championship in 2009, the first and still the only Australian to do so. (Getty)

Groundbreaking... Cadel Evans wins the road world championship in 2009, the first and still the only Australian to do so. (Getty)

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